3 translations of Devushka or Russian women to know and to avoid
Literally Devushka translates to single girl, but that is not what it means. Do you remember the TV show the dating game? There were always three choices for the girl, it made it easier. Well here is the good news for guys. There are three types of Russian women, only three . In this post I will describe the three types so you are aware of them and which one you would want to date.
Time out, Oh course that is not true, there are 73 million types of females in the Russian Federation, but for a broad sweep of the brush the sociological personality types. I put these gals into three categories for simplicity, so you can have a conceptual framework starting point, and you can subsequently make modifications based on your social experiences. There are more outliers and exceptions.
For example, some people like to group people based on, ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph. I like to do it based on sociology. I believe how we actualize our personality is somewhat determined by the society we were raised. So lets take a sociological but important look at Russian society which has relevance before you sign up to a Russian brides website. OK after a politically correct disclaimer even Putin would OK here goes my recommendations on Russian women beyond the linguistics understanding.
For example, some people like to group people based on, ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph. I like to do it based on sociology. I believe how we actualize our personality is somewhat determined by the society we were raised. So lets take a superficial look at Russian society.
Three collocations of females from the CIS
- The post communist secular girl
- The I’m so modern girl
- The peasant girl with old world values
Made in the CCCP
There is a lot of nostalgia about the Union, trust me it is misdirected.
The post communist female in Russia, affectionately called Soviet women. These are women who look great, been educated in the classical education system, but have a cynical attitude. They have little faith in God above and their personalities were predominately formed during communism or post-communist times. Nothing is super, you need fireworks everyday to impress them and that still would not make them happy. Their basic equipment is all there. They have the slender shape and high cheekbones characteristic of a Slavic woman, yet their eyes are greyish from a lack of an old Russian soul.
You ask them about Tchaikovsky or Tolstoy their eyes will light up for a second but that is the extend of it. It is because they know it from their education but because they live the ideals conveyed in these artists.
Mention the Church and you get nothing but a sarcastic remark, you press them they might even tell you it is all a fairy-tale and people who believe in things unseen are foolish. I asked this one Soviet woman why she believes in life on other planets but not the possibility of a God, both which are unseen? She had no answer. The same person was unhappy and on her third marriage, a cheating marriage.
I know this girl Lana, from some remote province in the east, but really, Moscow and she lives in the USA. Classic Soviet girl. Nothing wrong with her except she is slightly unhappy all the time I have known her like a low-grade fever. Yes she jokes and is nice, but that is not the same idea as having passion about life, I do not know if I could stand such restraint and existential emptiness in marriage. There are millions of Devs out there, why choose a Soviet devushka?
Devushka on the metro
Look now that the Slavs are Westernizing beyond the dreams of Peter the great and his beard cutting antics, there is a new class of Russians, new Russians. Worldly and smart, yet lack the wisdom, and direction. They are trying to be Western in the lowest common denominator way. Another group of Russian gals to avoid. You might as well marry a nice girl from Alabama, better than rolling the dice and waking up one day with your Russian bride and realize you have just another Dasha (Dorthy) with red shoes. These ladies are usually in marketing or accounting in terms of professions by the way.
True Russian princesses
Being a Pan-Slav I feel I can understand the Russian soul. The depth and suffering that comes from living a hard life in Russia leads to spiritual deepening. Life is about romanticism, idealism, Icons, literature and family. God is the center. These are the girls you want to find. As rare as Russian Alexandrite buried East of the Ural mountains, these girls are in the villages and forest which time forgot. My message is if you are going to marry a Russian, marry one of these old world peasant girls from the village, Even if they are living in a one room flat in a block far from Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg.
That is all there is to it. Use the information I give you or not.
The reason I took another are a more articles on the web about Russian women then women in Russia and not because of the declining birthrate. Rather there is a whole industry around marketing these girls. Further they do not seem to mind (this is telling).
The problem is most of these commentaries are generic and not useful as they are filled with clichés and adjectives about exalting the virtues about females from the common wealth of independent states. Pretty boring stuff after a while. So what I thought I would splash a little truth like water in a village in Siberia the Monday after Easter (watering Monday it is an Eastern European custom). Choose your destiny with consideration of what I have written about the meaning of Devushka.